Lansdale's Carl Yeager Inspires at MossRehab's 'All About Art'
All About Art at MossRehab (Elkins Park), the annual international juried exhibition and sale of art and fine crafts by artists with disabilities, opened on April 30 and will run until July 1. This free and open to the public exhibition features the creative work of Lansdale’s own Carl Yeager. Carl’s perseverance of his artistic passion while suffering from spinal muscular atrophy is an inspiration and has won him the Juror Award for Best in Show for his work, Remember Me.
Carl Yeager has been interested in photography since 1972. But art took a back seat for a long while after he was diagnosed with spinal muscular atrophy in 1984. It was not until 1999, when he woke up in ICU on life support and took a new look at his life that his creative interests returned. Today, he lives with a tracheotomy tube, and has several limitations taking photographs. Because his hands shake, he uses a tripod, and long field trips are no longer possible. Yeager describes his photography as a reflection of who he is, and a visual diary of the people, places and things he has cherished. Yeager worked at Albert Einstein Medical Center for 20 years.
The exhibition showcases works by 86 artists and fine craft artisans. In addition to local artists, there are exhibitors from throughout the United States, Canada and France. Mediums include oil and watercolor painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, needlepoint and jewelry. Prices range from $12 to $3,400, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the MossRehab Diagnostic Laboratories.
MossRehab at Einstein at Elkins Park, 60 East Township Line Road, is the site of All About Art. The show runs from April 30 through July 1 when it is free and open to the public daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. For more information or to schedule a group tour, call 215.663.6100.